Building an electric car charging station network is not a cheap fun. Audi is now testing the alternatives for fixed-line chargers.
Audi tests a mobile charging station for electric cars. The service will be available at events that do not have any or only a few fixed stations. Audi has now developed a large, wheel-shaped suitcase charger that can store up to 24 kW of energy and can be recharged by plugging it into the home.
The Hoffenheim try during matches
The company is also planning a charger service that customers can reserve for their parking lot while they are shopping or at sports events. The idea is tested at a shopping center in Stuttgart and at the 1899 Hoffenheim football club. After a successful test process, the project can become a new business model.
The Volkswagen charger is much larger in size
Audi's parent company, Volkswagen, is also testing its mobile charging stations in Wolfsburg to power major events. However, the VW charger is much larger and cannot be reserved, but operates in a self-service system.